Definition of reframe in English:

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Pronunciation: /rēˈfrām/


[with object]
1Place (a picture or photograph) in a new frame.
Example sentences
  • Here, I've created a display you can make for your shop that can motivate your customer to reframe family pictures that already decorate their office or home.
  • I want to reframe this lithograph and put it on display.
  • ‘Because reframing the portraits is a preventative measure, without the grant the project might have been put on hold,’ Paisley said.
2Frame or express (words or a concept or plan) differently.
Example sentences
  • More than merely instilling a positive attitude, cognitive-behavioral therapy teaches patients to reframe their expectations about what will happen if they exert themselves.
  • Intellectually, I've also reframed my strategy.
  • It reframes the notion of risk by discussing the socio-economic, philosophical and metaphysical risks associated with GMOs.

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Syllabification: re·frame

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